TITLE

Treatment of Hydrocephalus Secondary to Cryptococcal Meningitis by Use of Shunting

AUTHOR(S)
Park, Matthew K.; Hospenthal, Duane R.; Bennett, John E.
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;3/1/1999, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p629
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Describes the use of cerebrospinal fluid shunting in virus-infected patients with hydrocephalus. Association of hydrocephalus with increased morbidity and mortality in cryptococcal meningitis; Late revision of shunts; Eradication of Cryptococcus organisms; Correlation between resolution of hydrocephalus and improvement in gait and mental acuity; Preservation of neurological function.
ACCESSION #
5253546

 

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